Thursday, March 8, 2012

Painting on Fabric

Happy weekend everyone!  

In between packing and laundry this week, I managed to get in a little bit of time to work on a piece for Paint Party Friday

I sketched some designs on fabric and started painting the flowers with watercolor pencils.


Then I used 6 strands of embroidery floss to split stitch around the flowers.




I painted the leaves with acrylic paints,  added the burlap scraps and sewed around the edges.



It's looking like it might be a good cover for a journal, I haven't decided yet.
I'll probably add some more beads too.  





Finally, in my last post I mentioned I was working on my first 3/4 face. 
Here's a little peek of the sketch in my moleskin journal. 
Not sure I have all the dimensions correct, but I think I'll work with it and maybe my next attempt will be better. 




Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to check out some of the other entries for 

Becca  





61 comments:

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful! Yes it will look great as a cover. And the sketch is very nice. Happy PPF!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the details on the fabric. And a lovely face.
Rinda

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That painted fabric is really amazingly beautiful... I wish i could sew but am rubbish at it... think you got my serve of sewing talent... thanks for sharing it with us...xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

Hello Becca,
Your flowers are wonderful/ I love the colours and the stitching around them certainly makes them pop.
Very pretty and really WOULD make a lovely journal cover.
Really good 3/4 face. I can never get mine right at all but this is lovely.

Netty said...

Loving your painting and stiching on fabric am sure when its complete with beads its going to be fantastic. Happy PPF. Have a great weekend, Annette x

FLO said...

Lovely embroidery and beautiful pictures as always! Happy PPF
Flo

Catherine said...

My goodness you must have a steady hand my friend. Such intricate work! Your 3/4 face is coming along nicely. I look forward to seeing your finished results!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend Becca!
xo Catherine

Diane said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!
You've got that 3/4 face right on!

justine said...

wow can't believe you painted on these and I love the portrait too

NatashaMay said...

Looks fabulous! Love the stiches and how they define. :)

Zondra Art said...

Great work, I like it!

Have a nice weekend! :)

Susan said...

I call myself an "artist" in my ability to capture images, but to do any painting, drawing, creating...not there at all. This is really a beautiful piece and I love the textures and the colors you've selected.

Hybrid J said...

Your fabric work is so beautiful and joyful. Just lovely! :)

Tracy said...

YUM...just love all the rich texture and color of the painted cloth flower--the feeling of earth & sky in those colors...WOW! And another beautiful face in bloom, lovely shape happening with the lips and eyse. :o) Happy Days, Becca ((HUGS))

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love both your stitching and your face! Nice work!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This would make a GORGEOUS cover for any kind of book! I love all the steps you've taken to create this- it has so many layers of texture AND beauty! AWESOME job! And your sketch is very good too- 3/4 is definitely one of the hardest angles to catch and you did a great job with it!
Happy PPF~
From one crazy cat lady to another,
Stephanie

Angela Recada said...

Ooh! I love your painting and stitching on fabric! And that close-up shot of the leaves is gorgeous!

La Abela said...

Beautiful work. Saludos

TexWisGirl said...

my favorite part of your creation was the painted ferns. so delicate and beautiful.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Like always you have created something beautiful. I love that you can keep creating even in the middle of a move. That was what I missed the most...

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

EVA said...

Beautiful painted fabric! Love the textures. Could it be an accent pillow/cushion cover?

Your face sketch looks great!

Janelle said...

I really like your flowers. The combination of paint and stitch made it really stunning. It would make a lovely journal cover if that is how you choose to use it. I think that the 3/4 face turned out really well. I think that faces are really hard anyway and the 3/4 are particularly difficult, so great job. I'm sure that you will get it down just the way that you want it with more practice.

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Love what you've done so far with the fabric painting and stitching. Excellent idea for a journal cover.

Helen Campbell said...

This is fabulous! I love the flowers. I haven't painted on fabric for a while, you've inspired me to do it again.
Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk

Mary C. Nasser said...

Really love your combination of embroidery and watercolor!
And this palette is divine with its complementary blue and orange flowers!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

carlarey said...

Your fabric piece is beautiful. It would make a gorgeous journal cover.
Great work on the 3/4 profile, those are tough.

Debbie said...

Wow. Your fabric painting and embroidery is gorgeous! I love it!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Gorgeous Becca! Your cloth art is so pretty...and I love the softness of your sketched 3/4 face...you did great!

Jill said...

The fabric is wonderful! The color combination is amazing. 3/4 faces are so tricky for me too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your stitching is wonderful and looks like something I would enjoy. Of course your sketch is beautiful...do you look at a photo or a model? ♥

Gillian Olson said...

I like the way the painting on fabric turned out, I think it would make a great cover for a journal.

Kristin Dudish said...

I absolutely love the combination of embroidery and fabric painting... It is spectacular (and would definitely make a great journal cover)!

xo
Kristin

Jenn said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Watercolor on fabric - sooo cool!! I love that color combo!

Lovely sketch!

pauline said...

Those colors on fabric are GORGEOUS. Such beautiful work. I love it. Happy PPF! xoxo

Heather said...

Love the 2 different mediums together. I use to embroider a lot. But my hands don't seem to want to work with the needle. Very cool! Happy PPF Becca!

Lynn said...

I'm new to PPF and am glad I joined today. Your embroidery art is lovely...And the face...well amazing! I too do fabric; and paint and ink works.

Cameron said...

Oh, Becca....your fabric painting is absolutely gorgeous! I picture a gypsy throw pillow or patchwork bag using different fabrics you've embellished this way! Of course, making a journal cover out of it would be the envy of every artist out there...haha! Beautiful work!

...and your 3/4 face looks so nice, too!
Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Hi Becca,

I do luv that embroidery, the painted flowers and stitchery is gorgeous, nicely done. Ithink it would look lovely as a journal cover and without doubt entice one to ask about it.
lUV the sketch.

*jean* said...

love love LOVE painting, stitching and fabric! and your face sketch is lovely!! happy PPF!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely stitchery and painting ~ your sketch is excellent ~ thanks ~ namaste, ^_^

Heather Santos said...

Becca, I loooove your painted fabric! It never occurred to me to paint then stitch... so beautiful! Your 3/4 face is lovely. Love trying out new things like that. I've only done one myself and I need a lot more practice on the proportions. Beautiful work!

T's Daily Treasures said...

That fabric art piece is gorgeous! I wish I could think outside the box like that. You really come up with some lovely crafty ideas. Hope your weekend is a good one. Tammy

Belinda Carson said...

OMG! I absolutely love your work! Thanks for sharing! Gorgeous!!

Daniele Valois said...

just beautiful!!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You are so creative, Becca! I am always inspired by your lovely pieces...you do things I would never think of!

linda said...

I love your fabric flowers and how you have stiched around them. Beautiful!

Becky Shander said...

Glad to see that you're finding the time to create beautiful artwork while dealing with your move. You must be very good at multitasking.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Hi Becca, love the mix of turquoise and orange, my fave as you know. This would make a spectacular journal cover or a decorative pillow too! Very nice!!! xox Corrine

Beadwright said...

I so enjoy seeing your art. Powerful face and lovely stitches.
Nicole/Beadwright

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh so beautiful! Not only is your work awesome, but so are your photographs! I love Seattle, I would love to live there, it seems home to me too! I just joined your blog.

There's still time to get in on my give away.

Denni said...

Such a beautiful piece, I love orange and turquoise together. Great how you did it on fabric with the embroidery. Just lovely.

Saturday Sequins said...

Becca,

I love the combination of fabric painting and embroidery! Fantastic. I've started using watered-down acrylic paint to paint muslin, and I can't help but think that your design would make a gorgeous scarf!

-- Sarah

Torunn said...

Totally lovely Becca. You are amazing. Sincerely Torunn.

Geckostone said...

Wow the fabric painting is spectacular, what wonderful colors!Excellent sketch too!!Deb

homespun girl said...

Another beautiful project; you are so talented!
I know how you feel about moving. There's so much going on, on so many levels. There's the work of it, and the emotion - both sadness and excitement. Anyway, Seattle looks lovely.
happy packing! Karen

Linda R said...

I think it would make a perfect journal cover.. Very pretty. Makes me want to give painting on fabric a try..

Hugs, Linda

Kokopelli said...

I think the proportions are good. Every face is different. Love the fabric!

Rosie said...

How wonderful, Becca!

Katy Noelle said...

I simply have so much respect for this. It's absolutely beautiful!

Becca, I had a 'system' for following blogs (involving the bloglist on my photo journal) and, this year, it's simply not working; so, now, in the reorganization, I've become a new 'follower'. Silliness - that's what it is - because I have been following along for ages, now. =]

Yup! Silliness! =]

xo

Anne said...

Your stitched and painted piece looks fantastic!! Really wonderful!

And your sketch is looking great, too.

Happy (late) PPF!

Gloria said...

This is just beautiful work! I love the combo of fabric, paint and beads. Your sketch is lovely, too.